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Benevity Delivers the Industry’s Most Inclusive Corporate Giving and Volunteering Solution

Award-winning employee engagement software meets WCAG 2.00 AA standards for accessibility
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Calgary, AB – October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in workplace giving, volunteering and community investment software, announced today that its award-winning enterprise solution, Spark, now meets WCAG 2.0 AA standards.

GM Advances Self-Driving Vehicle Deployment With Acquisition of LIDAR Developer

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DETROIT, October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - General Motors Co (NYSE: GM) announced it acquired LIDAR technology company Strobe, Inc. As part of the deal, Strobe’s engineering talent joins GM’s Cruise Automation team to define and develop next-generation LIDAR solutions for self-driving vehicles.

“Strobe’s LIDAR technology will significantly improve the cost and capabilities of our vehicles so that we can more quickly accomplish our mission to deploy driverless vehicles at scale,” said Kyle Vogt, Founder and CEO, Cruise Automation.

How Virtual Reality Can Help Us Imagine Life on the Red Planet

HP and its partners teamed up on this virtual reality project to model life for humans on Mars.
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For centuries, humans have turned their gaze to the stars, contemplating what lies beyond the Earth. Perhaps no planet has captured our imaginations more than Mars.

Now, HP and NVIDIA have teamed up with other companies to launch HP Mars Home Planet — a global project using virtual reality to simulate what a human population of 1 million could look like on Mars.

Charging Gets a Boost From Ridesharing EVs

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It’s a classic chicken-and-egg scenario: buy an EV once there is a lot of charging infrastructure and build EV charging infrastructure once there are a lot of EVs.

Calling All Global Problem Solvers: Enter Cisco’s 2018 GPS Challenge

by Cristina McGlew Castro, Strategist, CSR Strategy & Global Problem Solving 1B, Cisco Corporate Affairs
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Innovative ideas and technologies drive Cisco’s goal to positively impact one billion people by 2025. With digitization and the surge of connected devices, good ideas can make a difference more quickly–and in more places–than ever before.

But without people, such innovations wouldn’t exist.

Arrow Hosts Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Counsel

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Arrow Electronics’ global headquarters campus located just outside Denver was one of five stops on the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Counsel’s (MPMSDC) annual bus tour event last month.

Tetra Tech Broadens High-End Sustainable Infrastructure Design Capabilities With the Acquisition of Glumac

Press Release

PASADENA, Calif. October 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has acquired Glumac, a leader in sustainable infrastructure design. The company has more than 300 employees and incorporates innovative sustainable technologies and solutions into each of its designs, including the design and engineering of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard and Net-Zero infrastructure.

Intelligent IoT Powers Purdue’s Digital Agriculture Initiative for Food Security Worldwide

Summary: 
  • Purdue is at the forefront of using IoT, wireless and other innovations to revolutionize farming research
  • Terabytes of data are captured daily using multiple types of sensors, cameras and human inputs; all of which is processed and analyzed in real time
  • Researchers are also working on mobility-enabled tools for plant breeders and growers to use in their operations
  • A strategic game changer, digital agriculture’s goal is improving the health and well-being of every individual on the planet
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  • Purdue is at the forefront of using IoT, wireless and other innovations to revolutionize farming research
  • Terabytes of data are captured daily using multiple types of sensors, cameras and human inputs; all of which is processed and analyzed in real time
  • Researchers are also working on mobility-enabled tools for plant breeders and growers to use in their operations
  • A strategic game changer, digital agriculture’s goal is improving the health and well-being of every individual on the planet

HPE’s Spaceborne Computer Successfully Powers Up in Space and Achieves One TeraFLOP

Summary: 
  • Approximately one month after the Spaceborne Computer was launched on the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft, the system has reached the International Space Station and successfully turned on
  • To test the speed of the system in relation to its Earth-based counterparts, HPE and NASA engineering teams conducted a number of benchmarking tests
  • The Spaceborne Computer achieves over one trillion calculations per second, also known as one teraFLOP, which is up to 30 times faster than a laptop
Mark Fernandez, Americas HPC Technology Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Co-Principal Investigator of the Experiment
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  • Approximately one month after the Spaceborne Computer was launched on the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft, the system has reached the International Space Station and successfully turned on
  • To test the speed of the system in relation to its Earth-based counterparts, HPE and NASA engineering teams conducted a number of benchmarking tests
  • The Spaceborne Computer achieves over one trillion calculations per second, also known as one teraFLOP, which is up to 30 times faster than a laptop

Expert Interview With Rich Serino, Emergency Management Expert

Taking a holistic approach to planning for, responding to, and recovering from disasters and bolstering community resilience
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Rich Serino has more than 40 years of federal, state, and local emergency management and emergency medical services experience. Mr. Serino was appointed as the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Deputy Administrator in October 2009. In this role, he worked directly with Administrator Craig Fugate to promote the “whole community” approach to emergency management, which seeks to build, sustain, and improve the agency’s capacity to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Mr.

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